Minnesota Clobbers Oklahoma City 138-101 for Timberwolves’ Third Straight Win

Star of the Game

The injury ridden Thunder were no match for the Timberwolves as Minnesota clobbers Oklahoma City by 37 points. Having a Bench that plays to win made a huge difference for the Wolves. Though leaders like Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell both played well, Naz Reid was the real star. Reid scored 20 points (tying Towns for team high) shooting 8/8 from the field with five rebounds and two assists. Reid was brought in for his offensive ability, seen as a Karl-Anthony Towns lite, and this was one of the most spectacular performances of his career.

Biggest Concern

With six players scoring in double figures, it’s difficult to focus on any on-court concerns. Instead, the most pressing issue is still Anthony Edwards’ knee. He was ruled out to play tonight due to tendinopathy in his left patella. According to a physical therapist reporting for the Timberwolves, this comes down to lingering pain, and it could be a day-by-day situation. Edwards has missed the last two games, and Minnesota hopes he returns quickly and in good health.

Number of the Night

5. Aside from the stellar play from Naz Reid, the other supporting player who made a big difference was Malik Beasley. Beasley scored 15 points, shooting 5/10 from deep, adding five rebounds and three assists. Though Beasley started the season in a slump, he is now only one 3-pointer away from setting a Timberwolves’ record for most threes in a season (Kevin Love currently holds it with 190). As the shooting guard’s form returns, hopefully he will add to the team’s momentum through this season and into the next one.

Next Game

The Timberwolves will take on the Pelicans tonight at 7:00 CST.

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